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WW2 Pak40 western front

Posted by dombom on 24 Jan 2020, 11:34

The soldiers are preparing the defensive positions for the advancing enemy.

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Posted by dombom on 25 Aug 2020, 06:44

It has been some time, but here a small update from the front line:

I added more layers of static grass, some flowers, leaves on the trees and finally the camouflage net on the gun:

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Posted by Wiking on 25 Aug 2020, 19:49

No way for Sherman`s !
Use Churchill`s.

Nice made strong point.

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Posted by dombom on 26 Aug 2020, 06:11

Thanks man :-)
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Posted by Peter on 26 Aug 2020, 17:59

Really looking forwqard to your finished work! ;-)

I used a bandage as camouflage net on an old project of mine:

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That's why I gave you that tip. ;-)
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Posted by dombom on 27 Aug 2020, 06:48

It is a good idea. I will add a bit more of camouflage net later I think.
Something in the way you used it with some toothpicks maybe... not sure yet, but it does look really great ;-)
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Posted by dombom on 28 Oct 2020, 13:05

New soldiers are on their way. I really like these Zvesda figures. They are nicely made with good details, unfortunately they looked all the same, so I had to do some modifications. One of them became a sniper, the others got additional equipment and different postures:

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Posted by GumSmith on 28 Oct 2020, 15:25

Hi dombom,
yes, i like that Zvezda AoT-Figs, too. Nice details, easy to convert. I like your litle conversions to make them look a lil bit different. Are these figs for your Pak-Diorama or for something new ?

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Posted by dombom on 28 Oct 2020, 18:09

These figures are still for the pak diorama. Afterwards it will be completed I think. Don't want to overload it too much, but these figures still fit on the road. Retreating and wounded soldiers while the pak and the others are covering them
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Posted by dombom on 28 Oct 2020, 19:37

I completed another diorama just a few monthes ago.
If you are interested check it out:
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Posted by dombom on 05 Nov 2020, 19:28

The sniper is done and will soon join his comrades :mrgreen:

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Posted by dombom on 08 Nov 2020, 23:20

Done! :mrgreen:
It took some time, but I think this will be the final state.
Hope you guys like it, I'm pretty happy with the final results.
Enjoy:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 09 Nov 2020, 09:15

Very nice indeed with great groundwork and lovely composition.

Some of the pictures really do capture the period.

It is a pity that the uniforms are shiny, material does not reflect light but those telegraph poles are lovely.

Looking forward to seeing it with backgrounds, it will be stunning.

Best wishes,

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Posted by lobo on 09 Nov 2020, 13:13

Woww, great figures and great ground, please tell us how do you did it¡
A black and white photograph would be practical a real scene…
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Posted by dombom on 09 Nov 2020, 13:29

Surpisingly it does look shiny, however I did use a double coat of matt varnish. It actually should not shine... I probably gonna apply another varnish with airbrush.
I will add a proper background in time.
Gonna post the final results here :-)
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Posted by Peter on 09 Nov 2020, 13:34

It looks fantastic! Can't wait to see more pictures! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by dombom on 09 Nov 2020, 13:41

A black and white photograph with proper background is a good idea :-)
Will post it in time. Maybe in 3 weeks or so. Unfortunately/luckily I'm traveling for the next 2 weeks, so won't be any progress before that.
If you are interested in how I painted these soldiers, it is actually pretty easy. I used a light grey primer (valejo) and added 4 coats of "nuln oil" (citadel) wash. This will give you nice shading on the uniforms.
The rest is just painting, shading, highlighting...
For the ground work I used vallejo textures (mud), static grass and sand, crumbles leaves, small crushed rocks and some grass tufts. For the trees I used some sticks from outside and applied some leaves to it.
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Posted by dombom on 10 Nov 2020, 13:05

Probably a background like this:

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Posted by C M Dodson on 10 Nov 2020, 14:45

That’s the spirit!

Remember to hide the join with irregular vegetation, buildings etc.

Do not follow the join line otherwise you get another ‘join’.

Best wishes,

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Posted by huib on 24 Nov 2020, 22:13

Nice! I like the retreating soldiers.
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